To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American planning movement, the American Planning Association has created a list of the books essential to planning. These essential books come from every decade starting in 1909, the date of the first national planning conference.
Thanks to all the APA members and staff who contributed their ideas and suggestions. The Essential Books of Planning List is co-sponsored by the Association of College & Research Libraries. Published books provide one lens through which to view the history of American planning. Consider what surprises and what insights this list provides to that history.